Death toll from floods in Sudan climbs to 62

CAIRO — A Sudanese health official says death toll from flooding triggered by heavy rains has climbed to at least 62 people across the country in the past two months.

Acting Deputy Health Minister Suliman Abdel-Gabar also said Sunday that the floods had injured around 100 people.

He said the rainfall has affected 17 of Sudan's 18 provinces and inundated at least 35,750 houses, about two-thirds of which totally collapsed.

Abdel-Gabar said that more than 3,600 cattle died as large swathes of agricultural land flooded.

Online images online show waters cutting off roads and sweeping away structures and objects, particularly on the southern outskirts of the capital of Khartoum, where the White and Blue Nile rivers meet.

Military troops have been deployed to help.

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